Punchinello is one of the major bosses in the game. He is rather insane and enjoys making bom-ombs in the middle of the mountain of Moleville. He wishes to be famous and claims one of the seven star pieces as his own when it falls onto "his" mountain. He engages Mario in the hope that he will be famous for defeating him, then crushes himself at the end of the battle with a gigantic bom-ombs.